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OSP Engineering Manager

Company: Ritter Communications
Location: Jonesboro
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Job Description:

Ritter Communications has been at the forefront of the local communications industry for more than a century. We began providing telephone service in Northeast Arkansas in 1906. Today, Ritter Communications serves 92 communities and more than 45,000 customers across Arkansas, northeast Texas, southeast Missouri, and west Tennessee. The company has grown steadily over the years, expanding rapidly and is now the largest privately-held regional broadband fiber, telecom, video and cloud services provider in the Mid-South. Ritter invests heavily in the communities it serves by deploying proven, best-in-class infrastructure and technology, while coupling it with a world-class customer focused experience. We are looking for an experienced OSP Engineering Manager to join our team in the Northeast Arkansas area! General Summary: The Outside Plant Engineering Manager is responsible for leading the Outside Plant Engineers in the daily execution of projects and deliverables, such as the operations of construction, installation, repair, mapping, and direction of building maintenance staff. The OSP Manager provides leadership to the OSP team by ensuring that efficient preparation and implementation occurs with forecasts, estimates, budgets, plans, inspection, testing, and other related job duties. Serves as a leader by guiding and developing OSP team members and maintains close working relationship with all partners to support and oversee build activities within the network. Essential Job Functions:

  • Directs and coordinates the work of Outside Plant Engineering staff;
  • Assists team with planning and preparing detailed drawings and staking sheets for new construction, removal or rearrangement of existing aerial or underground lines, cable and conduits;
  • Ensures that OSP team manages compliance with RUS and industry specifications by staking all lines to be built and organization necessary paperwork and staking sheets;
  • Monitors the routing of lines, equipment requirements, installation drawings, costs estimates, construction work, and other project specifics;
  • Advises and researches new technologies and identifies areas of the plant that need to be upgraded;
  • Attends various meetings with management, departments and vendors to ensure company objectives are met;
  • Participates in inter-departmental planning meetings to coordinate and communicate activities related to the successful completion of projects;
  • Responsible for performance management and employee development activities including performance reviews and time approvals;
  • Makes job safety a primary objective in all duties;
  • Travels to customer sites, project areas, business related events, and other Ritter Communications locations as required;
  • Other related duties and projects as assigned. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of telecommunications construction and engineering practices and principals;
    • Knowledge of industry regulations affecting engineering projects;
    • Knowledge of management principles and practices;
    • Knowledge of company products and services;
    • Skill in operating various office equipment such as personal computer, various software programs, and telephone systems;
    • Skill in oral and written communication;
    • Skill in reading and interpreting technical documents and forms including purchase orders, invoices, expense reports, time reports, material requisition forms, work orders, trouble tickets, and service orders;
    • Ability to communicate with customers, employees, and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner;
    • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments;
    • Ability to pay close attention to detail;
    • Ability to make sound decisions using information at hand;
    • Ability to create a team environment and sustain employee morale;
    • Ability to travel for business requirements; must possess a valid Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record. Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent plus three to five years experience in network construction and installation/repair operations, with three years of supervisory experience. Ritter Communications is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strive to maintain a drug-free workplace. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, vision, cancer, accident and life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401(k) with company match, flexible spending accounts, free gym membership, company discounts, tuition reimbursement, paid training, paid leave, and much more!

Keywords: Ritter Communications, Jonesboro , OSP Engineering Manager, Executive , Jonesboro, Arkansas

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